Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs

Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs

Monday, May 26th, 2014 11:12am CDT

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Still up on upcoming Age of Extinction product, Seibertron.com user chuckdawg1999 was able to snag himself Construct-Bots Dino-Riders Scorn and Crosshairs! Check out the review below, and decide for yourself if these are possible purchases for your entertainment.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:While Scorn is arguably the best of the AOE wave 1 deluxes I'm pleased to say that it's Constructbots counterpart holds up just as well. The colors really pop and need to be seen in hand to fully appreciate the brightness. Crosshairs is really fun and I think it's great how you can tilt the car hood to get a trench coat like flow going. Highly recommended.

Credit(s): chuckdawg1999


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Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577220)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
Since it's relevant to the new news about the Strafe Evolution 2-Pack, I'll repost this in case anyone missed it, cuz it's just too hilarious to miss out on. :lol:
Sabrblade wrote:Ya'll wanna see something funny?

On the side of the Strafe Evolution 2-Pack's packaging is some box art for the "classic" version of the character. One would think this would either be new art for the repackaged, repurposed DOTM Rav figure, or simply some recycled art of G1 Swoop. It's neither.

Behold:

























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Pic originally from here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/124037884@N05/14074500097/
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577231)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 26th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Well, it is G1 Strafe's original box art... :lol:
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577242)
Posted by Rated X on May 26th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
Well I made it to my closest TRU and didnt find any two packs. But as usual TRU was loaded with all lines of TF stuff shelfwarming due to overpricing. Plenty of the wave 1 deluxes if you dont mind spending 17.99 a pop. I guess TRU is a great last resort if youre desperate to get the figure without going online.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577267)
Posted by william-james88 on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Well I made it to my closest TRU and didnt find any two packs. But as usual TRU was loaded with all lines of TF stuff shelfwarming due to overpricing. Plenty of the wave 1 deluxes if you dont mind spending 17.99 a pop. I guess TRU is a great last resort if youre desperate to get the figure without going online.



But they have a lowest price guarantee that you can use by just going there with a flyer or internet printout from a competing website.

That deluxe price sounds high but is it in US or Canadian?
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577272)
Posted by Jestermon on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:37pm CDT
This is only the second time this mold has been available at retail first time it was prime second it was Ultra Magnus.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577273)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
Jestermon wrote:This is only the second time this mold has been available at retail first time it was prime second it was Ultra Magnus.
What are you talking about?
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577274)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Jestermon wrote:This is only the second time this mold has been available at retail first time it was prime second it was Ultra Magnus.
What are you talking about?


I think it's the Evolutions two-pack of Optimus Prime, specifically the Classics part of the set.

...I think.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577275)
Posted by Jestermon on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
When I hit reply on that story this is the thread that popped up I though it was pretty self explanatory too Mindmaster.

I meant third time though, unless there was some other retail exclusive I missed aside from the Target Ultra Magnus one.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577278)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 26th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
Jestermon wrote:This is only the second time this mold has been available at retail first time it was prime second it was Ultra Magnus.


For Classics Prime, for regular US retail you'd be one off: third time if store exclusives are counted. However, if we're counting Japanese and convention exclusive releases, the list is... rather big and I'd rather not post it. All I'm gonna say is that this is its 11th or 12th release total :lol:
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577280)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 26th, 2014 @ 2:05pm CDT
Thinking about the prime 2 pack: the alt modes are ironic as they would go better with the opposite bot modes.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577281)
Posted by Jestermon on May 26th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Exactly, but that isn't a reason for people to complain about it being overused when it's hardly been available at US retail for most people that hadn't shelled out large amounts for those.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577283)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 26th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
Jestermon wrote:Exactly, but that isn't a reason for people to complain about it being overused when it's hardly been available at US retail for most people that hadn't shelled out large amounts for those.


It's not just about availability, but also about what the tooling possibly has gone through over its many uses. I'm assuming you've heard of mold deterioration, so I won't go there. Speaking of which, I suspect that Hasbro and TakaraTomy have taken the liberty of restoring parts of the toolings, given how desired the Classics toy seems to be. Definitely worth asking at BotCon.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577374)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 26th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Molds do deteriorate, but I'm hopeful that this one will be fine. Personally I'm not complaining about a new release for the classics Prime. I think it's about time for such a good mold. Also, has anyone thought that perhaps Hasbro and Takara/Tomy have thier own copies of the mold? Perhaps Takara's is all loose from repeated production (it seems typical of Takara to over-do it) but Hasbro's may have little problems.

Just a thought there.

As an aside: I know Takara's really puts some money into paint applications and stuff and they direct thier toys towards the older collector (makes sense sue to the demographic) however, I'm not terribly impressed with them as an innovator. Sure they do some great decos but how many Takara exclusive molds have been any good? Look at the Transformers Go! toys, I know there are fans, but to me they look horrible. I also wasnt a fan of Takara/Tomy strapping posts all over the Prime line just so they could sell their little minicons. This rant doesnt really have a place here but I seen very little real innovation from them.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577379)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 26th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
Yes, each plastic injection mold lasts for only so many uses, but that's not the point. Hasbro and Takara can make more molds when the old ones are used up. Mold "degradation" is a fandom boogeyman. It's not a real issue. There's no such thing as using a "mold" too much and then it's gone forever. What you need to be concerned with is systemic quality control issues when a certain batch of figures are produced. QC problems can be due to a number of different issues at the time of production, and how many times Hasbro and Takara have repainted or retooled a mold in the past isn't really one of them, not in the way most people think.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577380)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on May 26th, 2014 @ 9:23pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Molds do deteriorate, but I'm hopeful that this one will be fine. Personally I'm not complaining about a new release for the classics Prime. I think it's about time for such a good mold. Also, has anyone thought that perhaps Hasbro and Takara/Tomy have thier own copies of the mold? Perhaps Takara's is all loose from repeated production (it seems typical of Takara to over-do it) but Hasbro's may have little problems.

Just a thought there.

As an aside: I know Takara's really puts some money into paint applications and stuff and they direct thier toys towards the older collector (makes sense sue to the demographic) however, I'm not terribly impressed with them as an innovator. Sure they do some great decos but how many Takara exclusive molds have been any good? Look at the Transformers Go! toys, I know there are fans, but to me they look horrible. I also wasnt a fan of Takara/Tomy strapping posts all over the Prime line just so they could sell their little minicons. This rant doesnt really have a place here but I seen very little real innovation from them.

Takara's Go! line and Prime minicons may not be so innovative to us because they are directed towards Japanese kids, they are a whole different culture than the American kids so they may not appeal to us much. But I wouldn't say Takara lacks innovation, take a look at all the Masterpeice figures. They are targeted at collectors, highly innovative, and amazing! I guess it's a matter of perspective really :-? Sorry for getting all off topic, just wanted to say that :D
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577397)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 26th, 2014 @ 11:10pm CDT
I'll probably get this. I never got the original Classics Prime, but I have the US Ultra Magnus. I love the mold. I'm not super crazy about the vehicle paint-job, but IMO the robot mode looks better than the 2006 version.

Evasion Prime...he's alright. Better than the first release, but I'm not getting into the movie toys again, unless they put one out that really POPS. Or a better painted version of DOTM Soundwave.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577415)
Posted by Va'al on May 27th, 2014 @ 5:07am CDT
A little piece of not big news, but news nonetheless, featuring the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock, from the Target exclusive two-pack with Silver Knight Optimus Prime, from Facebook page Planet Iacon. The figure is a repaint of Platinum Voyager FoC Grimlock, with the logo changed from Lightning Strike Coalition to Autobot, and some extra/different paint apps and chrome. Check it out below!

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Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577416)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 27th, 2014 @ 5:11am CDT
Va'al wrote:A little piece of not big news, but news nonetheless, featuring the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock, from the Target exclusive two-pack with Silver Knight Optimus Prime, from Facebook page Planet Iacon. The figure is a repaint of Platinum Voyager FoC Grimlock, with the logo changed from Lightning Strike Coalition to Autobot, and some extra/different paint apps and chrome. Check it out below!

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There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for the amount of want I'm feeling now.
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577417)
Posted by dragons on May 27th, 2014 @ 5:49am CDT
Òoooooo someone broke open new figure not doing there job I see new figures on wooden pallete in bqckground thats a no no :-$
Re: Video Review of Construct-Bots Dino Riders Scorn and Crosshairs (1577418)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 27th, 2014 @ 6:02am CDT
dragons wrote:Òoooooo someone broke open new figure not doing there job I see new figures on wooden pallete in bqckground thats a no no :-$

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